Happy Thursday everyone. Doesn't if feel great to wake up after such a great performance from the guys in red! As always, it's time to look back at some of the stories that were happening This Week in Clippers History. But first, the TWiCH record, I mean records:
TWiCH Record (regular season)
TWiCH Record (playoffs)
And now, the 5 stories:
For the Braves first trip to the post-season, they would have to face the powerful Boston Celtics, led by Dave Cowens, John Havlicek, and Jo Jo White. The Celtics were favored in the series, and won the first game 107-97. The Braves would go on to lose the series 2-4. Check the video below for some highlights:
Andy Roeser, the Clippers EVP, was assaulted by Todd Eskew, at a team shoot around at the Sports Arena. I have no idea what the altercation was about, but Roeser would suffer multiple broken ribs in the incident.
Stanley Roberts scored a career high 25 points, along with 11 rebounds and 4 blocks in a rare 101-93 Clippers victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers were lead by A.C. Green and Byron Scott, who combined for 43 points, but it was not enough to stop the force that was Stanley Roberts
After missing most of the 2007-08 season due to torn achilles suffered during an off-season training session with Chris Kaman, Elton Brand made his season debut against the Seattle Supersonics.
Brand would score 19 points in limited minutes, and create hope for the next year for all Clippers fans. The future sure looked bright!
Glenn "Big Baby" Davis must have said or done something to really anger Clippers coach Doc Rivers. Midway through the second quarter of a game against the Rockets, Rivers send Davis to the locker room, escorted by team security personnel. Davis would not return to the game, but the incident did not affect the team past this game. Davis would be a valuable bench player for the Clippers playoff push.
Well there you have it, the stories that were big This Week in Clippers History. As always, I will leave you with a song. This week, in honor of the franchises first trip to the NBA playoffs, enjoy this John Denver tune, that was number 1 on the charts this week in 1974.